SingaporeAs part of Toshiba Corporation's initiative to plant 1.5 million trees around the world by 2025, Toshiba Singapore organized a Tree-Planting Day on 2nd October 2009 at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, an ASEAN Heritage Park. Newly matriculated students from National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) were invited to participate in this youth out-reach event to conserve the mangrove ecosystem and reduce our carbon footprint. The purpose was to share the importance of conservation and environmental protection with our youth. In total, seventeen NUS students and ten NTU students participated together with Toshiba staff. Altogether, twenty-eight mangrove trees were planted.
SingaporeOn a hot and sunny Saturday, 26th September 2009, Toshiba Singapore was one of the four IT exhibitors for the National Environment Agency"s (NEA) Recycling Day 2009, held at Tampines Central from 9am to 5pm, to showcase to the public what Recycling was all about.
The core objective was to create public awareness on the importance of eWaste recycling. Toshiba took this opportunity to showcase our three voluntary take-back programs,namely,
Overall, it had been a very successful event with strong Toshiba presence where we took the chance to present our strong CSR message "Harmony with the Earth" to the public.
Singapore - Toshiba Asia Pacific Pte Ltd received the coveted Green Office Label Certificate on 6 Nov 2009. The Green Office Office Label is a certification that is based on the Eco-Office Rating System run by Singapore Environment Council. Attaining this Green Office Label demonstrates our commitment towards reducing our office environmental footprints and in building our reputation as an ecofriendly office. Staying green and lean will definitely pave the way to a sustainable business model and improved corporate image for Toshiba Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.
Thailand27 high school students and 10 teachers from Thailand, US, Poland and Japan participated Toshiba Youth Conference for a Sustainable Future 2009 from Aug 1 through Aug 7, 2009 to explore how to build a sustainable society by focusing on global environmental issues. Two schools from Thailand were invited to the conference this year.
The participants discussed on the theme "Halve CO2 Emissions by 2050 – Achieving the Best Mix of Energy Resources". They experienced LED lighting bulbs which consume less energy than incandescent lamps and a new battery called "Direct Methanol Cell" that lasts for 20 hours with less energy loss at Toshiba Science Museum. They discussed about alternative energy sources such as wind, solar, geothermal and nuclear power generation which can replace the conventional fossil fuels to reduce CO2 emission and visited Isogo Nuclear Engineering Center to learn nuclear technology.
Through group activities and discussions, the participants developed not only environmental knowledge but friendship and team work which are essential to fight against the environmental issues together.
ThailandThai Toshiba Group celebrated its 40th anniversary with an elephant release event on Oct 8, 2009, donating 1 million bahts to Thailand Elephant Reintroduction Project.
Mr. Nishida, the chairman of the board of Toshiba Corporation, and 12 Thai Toshiba Group top managements including presidents and managing directors proudly participated this event to practice environment protection and to maintain biodiversity.
Thai Toshiba Group has been continuously promoting environmental activities in Thailand, in fact, this is the 2nd elephant release event. In the previous event, Toshiba Thailand Co.,Ltd (TTC) released 2 elephants with Nationwide dealers on Jan 22, 2009.
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